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Meena Rudralingam

Dr Meena Rudralingam

Consultant in Oral medicine and Paediatric Oral Medicine Lead


BDS(Wales) FDS RCS (Eng) MB BcHBAO(Belf) FRCS(Edin) FDS RCS in Oral Medicine

Special Interests:

Paediatric oral medicine; Medically compromised patients with oral mucosal lesions; oral premalignant lesions and conditions


Dr Meena Rudralingham graduated in Dentistry from Cardiff and in Medicine from Belfast before completion of Fellowships in Dental Surgery, General Surgery and Oral Medicine and appointment as a Consultant in Oral Medicine in Manchester in 2007. Clinical areas of particular interests include the care of patients who overlap with specialist Paediatric, Gastroenterology and Haematology practice. Locally as the Paediatric Oral Medicine Lead in the region, she led and developed a centralised Care Pathway for managing oral-gastroenterlogy cases. She is also the Dental Divisional Lead for the Resuscitation and Simulation services. Dr Rudralingam has a particular interest in enhancing the delivery of high quality care through leading and engaging in Quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing patient experience and outcomes. She serves on BSOM as the Clinical Standards Lead and represents the Speciality Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialities (SACADS). In parallel to her clinical responsibilites, she actively contributes towards teaching and training of all levels of dental staff, e.g. delivering 63 courses. She is also an undergraduate and post-graduate examiner locally, externally and at the Royal Colleges.